DANA D328 at Port Harcourt on Jan 23rd 2019, runway excursion on landing

Last Update: April 15, 2019 / 16:27:56 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 23, 2019

Classification
Incident

Airline
Dana Air

Flight number
DAV-462

Aircraft Registration
5N-DOX

Aircraft Type
DORNIER 328

ICAO Type Designator
D328

A DANA Dornier Aviation Nigeria AIEP Dornier Do-328-100, registration 5N-DOX performing flight DAV-462 from Bonny to Port Harcourt (Nigeria) with 12 passengers and 4 crew, was on final approach to Port Harcourt's runway 22, winds from 250 degrees at 6 knots, runway was wet, about 6nm before touchdown when both power levers were at Flight Idle, the torque of the left hand engine indicated 24, the right hand engine however 20%. The aircraft continued for a touchdown to the right of the runway centerline, after the power levers were placed into the ground idle position the crew observed the left engine's torque at 27% and the right engine's torque at below 10%. After touchdown the captain took control of the aircraft. The aircraft veered further right to the runway edge and could not be controlled. In an attempt to stop the aircraft the first officer set the emergency brakes and put the condition levers to minumum and feather position. The aircraft went beyond the right runway shoulder 1190 meters/3900 feet down the runway, the number 4 tyre impacted a runway edge light while the aircraft travelled along the runway shoulder, the aircraft went over grass about 105 meters further down the runway, entered the apron after rolling on grass for 259 meters and came to a stop 3 meters short of the airport perimeter fence at the Aero Contractors ramp. No injuries occurred, the aircraft sustained minor damage.

Nigeria's Accident Investigation Bureau (NAIB) rated the occurrence a serious incident, opened an investigation and released their preliminary report on Apr 15th 2019.

The NAIB reported the techlog entries after landing mentioned that the left hand propeller would not come out of feather and tyres #1, #2, #3 and #4 had flat spots. The left hand engine's PCU was identified defective and was replaced on Jan 24th 2019, the PCU was sent for further tear down examination by the manufacturer. All 4 wheel assemblies were replaced.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 23, 2019

Classification
Incident

Airline
Dana Air

Flight number
DAV-462

Aircraft Registration
5N-DOX

Aircraft Type
DORNIER 328

ICAO Type Designator
D328

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